Against the backdrop of high-profile sexual harassment claims and the #MeToo movement, New York recently enacted significant changes to its sexual harassment laws. Those provisions are likely to result in additional litigation as new lawsuits are brought against...read more
After 6 years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently on the case of a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple on religious grounds. The decision found in favor of the baker, but on narrow grounds that don’t resolve the broader...read more
Litigation funding has been the topic of several articles lately but instead of providing clarity, those articles have created confusion. All of those articles involve pre-settlement funders. These are companies that invest in a plaintiff’s case before the case has...read more
For the last 2 years, the sports world has been dealing with the aftershock of allegations by more than 300 women and girls that they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar treated many campus athletes and gymnasts at his Michigan State office. He...read more
Running a law practice is challenging. Somewhere you must find the time and money to deal with the business side (administrative, financial and operational issues) as well as represent clients. There are a few key areas you should examine to ensure you are maximizing...read more
In March, one of several lawsuits against Illinois-based school bus company, Durham School Services (“Durham”) settled for $3.875 million. This class action lawsuit alleging lost wages encompassed all current and former California Durham drivers and school bus...read more
A lawsuit against Target alleging bias in its hiring policies recently settled in federal court. The company had been accused by former job applicants of racial bias in background checks. The settlement amount of $3.7 million as well as promised hiring changes by...read more
Effective communication is crucial to the success of the attorney-client relationship. In fact, poor communication is one of the most frequent causes of bar grievances. The best way to improve communication is to be proactive and set the groundwork at the outset....read more
Employees of Kellogg Co. got preliminary approval of their settlement in their class action against the company for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Originally filed by Plaintiff Patricia Thomas in February 2013, the class was later certified in...read more
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